Central government expects local planning authorities to play a key role in the protection and management of historic buildings and areas. We work towards this by:
- Dealing with applications for listed building consent
- Dealing with applications to carry out works to protected trees and trees in conservation areas
- Providing advice on the repair, maintenance and alteration of historic buildings
- Making grants available to assist in the cost of repairing and renovating historic buildings and structures
- Advising on proposed changes within an historic area, including development proposals
- Advising on matters affecting the archaeology of the city
- Protecting trees that have amenity value
- Giving arboricultural and landscaping advice on development proposals
- Working with external partners to deliver a high quality environment
- Improving knowledge and understanding of the importance and value of the historic environment
Overview of Oxford
- 1500 listed buildings
- 12% grade I - national average is 2%
- 8% grade II* - national average is 4%
- 16 conservation areas covering the medieval core, 19th century suburbs and villages, 800 ha - 18% of city area
- 11 scheduled monuments that date from prehistoric times to 1906
Information about Listed Buildings in Oxford and the Conservation team's involvement in the Listed Building process.
Historic Building Grants
Grants available for the repair and restoration of historic buildings and structures.
An overview of Oxford's conservation areas and related planning information.
Character Assessment Toolkit
Prepare your own assessment of character to inform planning.
Trees, Woodlands and Hedges
Oxford's trees, Tree Preservation Orders and related planning information.
Oxford's archaeology and related planning information.
Page last updated 14 February 2013